Plextor M6 PRO Retail Package
Unlike most of our preview articles, we have the full retail package for both the Plextor M6 PRO 128GB and 256GB drives. In this preview, we're looking at the 256GB model, since it's a bit faster than the 128GB drive, and higher numbers are always more pleasant to the eye.
Plextor always states the company's products are premium products, but if I had a dollar for every company that said that, I'd be rich. With this release, Plextor realized they needed to separate the company's products from the herd.
Our retail box took a beating on the plane from Flash Memory Summit, but you can still see that Plextor put a lot of effort into making a true premium SSD.
Inside, we found a desktop adapter bracket, screws for mounting and three paper manuals. The VIP pamphlet is for priority support services.
Instead of downloading Plextool with PlexTurbo, Plextor gives you the SSD utility disk. The disk also includes Echo 3, Backup Now EZ 3 and a guide for both pieces of software from NTI. For years, we've stated that SSD manufacturers need to include a SATA cable and Plextor has finally done it. The cable is actually really nice. It's thinner than most SATA cables and is shorter than the cables you get with your motherboard.
The case on the M6 PRO is champagne color. This is a very popular color for aluminum electronics in Japan, where Plextor is based.
The label on the back shows the model, serial and product numbers as well as the capacity size.
The M6 PRO has a 7mm z-height, so it will fit in your slim Ultrabook.
All of the surface mount components are on the same side of the PCB.
Plextor used the Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2 controller.
The flash was paired with Toshiba 19nm NAND flash. This is the new A19 2-plane flash.
The 256GB model uses two SK Hynix DDR3 DRAM buffers that provide 512MB of capacity.
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- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - M6 PRO All Drive Performance]
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